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Piranesi Vase antique print engraved by Henry Moses

Piranesi Vase antique print engraved by Henry Moses

by Moses, Henry

Henry Moses engraving of a Piranesi sculpted vase with ram's head handles.

Moses considered that of all antiquities, Vases have provided the most admiration because of their variety, elegance of form, unusual designs, and beauty of the compositions that adorn them - with illustrations of life and beliefs in the period represented.

Original copperplate-engraving c1811 by Henry Moses for A collection of Antique Vases, Altars, Paterea, Tripods, Candelabra and Sarcophagi, from various Museums and Collections published in London in 1814. Henry Moses selected "the most esteemed monuments of ancient times, as would tend to improve the judgement, and refine the taste of the Student.." (of antiquities).

In 1745 artist-engraver-stonemason, Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), established a workshop on the Corso in Rome, where he restored and sold antiquities. Having had classical architectural training from the finest teachers, his ability as an etcher as well as an artisan was unsurpassed. In 1757 Piranesi was elected an honorary Fellow of The Society of Antiquaries in London, and in 1766 he was awarded the Order of the Spur by Pope Clement XIII.

Plate size: 14 x 10cm (5.5 x 4 inches).

Stock Number: apcd.HM34aLPrice: $70.00

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